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Illinois Plumbing Contractor Bond

Cost: $100 / 1 year term
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How much does the Illinois plumbing contractor bond cost? 

Illinois plumbing contractor bond costs start at $100 annually. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires these bonds to expire on September 30th, so your personal premium will vary depending on when you purchase your bond. 

How can I get a plumbing contractor bond in Illinois? 

Illinois plumbing contractor license bonds can be purchased online 24/7. Provide the information below for Department of Public Health filing approval.

  • name
  • address
  • phone number
  • plumbing contractor registration number (if available)
  • business structure 

Once your payment has been processed, a copy of your bond will be delivered to your email instantly. Your official surety bond will be shipped to your preferred mailing address. 

How fast can I get a plumbing contractor surety bond?

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allow us to deliver your official bond faster than any other surety company. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires your official bond be physically issued and shipped to you, so choose overnight shipping when submitting your order if you're in a rush. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically shipped same-day.

Bond Type
$20,000Plumbing Contractor Bond

What is the purpose of the Illinois plumbing contractor bond? 

225 ILCS 320 Section 13.1 (5) requires individuals file a $20,000 surety bond as part of the Illinois plumbing license process. State form IL 482-0689 is titled “Plumbing Contractor - Surety Bond” and ensures plumbing contractors work in compliance with state plumbing codes. The $20,000 bond amount guarantees reimbursement in the event a person is injured or suffers financial loss as a result of a licensed plumber's noncomplying work. 

Who regulates licensing for plumbing contractors in Illinois? 

The Illinois Department of Public Health enforces plumbing contractor license requirements in the state, including the surety bond requirement. You can contact the IDPH Plumbing Program by calling 1(217)524-0791 or emailing [email protected]

Which contractors are required to get an Illinois contractor license bond?

An Illinois plumbing contractor bond is required to be purchased and filed by individuals performing plumbing work in the state. We also offer other bonds for contractor licenses in the state of Illinois.

How do I update or change my plumbing contractor license bond? 

If the Department of Public Health requires your bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your plumbing bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes for this license permit bond include updating the following personal information. 

  • name
  • address
  • phone number 

How do I renew my plumbing contractor bond in Illinois?

Your plumbing contractor bond should be renewed at the end of its current term. Once you pay your renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be sent to keep your bond active. 

How do you get your plumbing contractor license in Illinois? 

Complete the following steps to become a licensed and registered plumbing contractor in Illinois. 

  1. Complete the contractor registration application
  2. Provide proof of a valid plumbing license. 
  3. Pay the $150 registration fee. 
  4. Provide the required documents related to your organizational structure. 
  5. Provide a Certificate of Insurance covering general liability, bodily injury, property damage, and workers compensation. 
  6. File a $20,000 surety bond. 

Mail your contractor license application and required documentation to the IDPH Plumbing Program. 

Illinois Department of Public Health
Plumbing Program
525 W. Jefferson St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761

What can contractors do to avoid claims against the Illinois plumbing contractor bond? 

Plumbing contractors should complete all contracted work according to state codes and regulations. If they fail to do so, their issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount, which the bonded contractor is required to reimburse. 

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert